Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes adopted a new dog, an energetic Doberman named Lucho. The couple adopted the animal from the Friends for Life Rescue Network.
Eva Mendes announced on Wednesday that she and Ryan Gosling adopted a Doberman puppy. It is named Lucho and they adopted it from the Friends for Life Rescue Network.
The Hitch actress, 45, turned to Instagram to introduce the latest addition to their family. She wrote, “Meet Lucho. The newest member of our family.” She also posted alongside a scenic photo of herself with her arms lovingly wrapped around the dog. She added, “We adopted him from this amazing agency called Friends for Life Rescue Network @fflrescuenetwork.”
Mendes encouraged her fans to adopt other animals from rescue groups. Furthermore, she also noted that if adopting was a difficult task they could donate to the non-profit organization she found Lucho at.
“If you’re looking for a fluffy family member, adoption is a great option. So many little dudes out there needing a home,” she said. “If you’re not able to have a pet but love animals, you can donate to this nonprofit… Your donation helps keep animals off the streets and out of shelters where they euthanize ❤️”
Just last week, Eva posted an Instagram video with a different dog.
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Never met a dog I didn’t like. Even the one who almost bit my face off. I won’t name names, but you know who you are Enzo! I love you @cassandragrey ❤️ Here I am starting summer in my Mariana Linen dress and my best bud Maddie. Dress and canvas pumps available now. Dog is not. ❤️
The couple has a joint love for animals. Ryan, in his different interviews, has spoken a lot about his late dog George.
Friends for Life founder Jacqueline Santiago told PEOPLE that Lucho was born in mid-November 2018 at the rescue organization.
Lucho’s mother, Athena, is listed for free on the “Offer Up” app in “poor condition”. The organization rescued it just two weeks before giving birth, Santiago said. Lucho was one of the four puppies in the litter and he was also the healthiest.
“He has always been the sweetest, most gentle puppy,” Santiago said. “He has a wonderful temperament and makes a fantastic family dog because he’s mellow and affectionate.” In addition, she added that Mendes and Gosling adopted the dog in March when he was 4 months old. Furthermore, the dog has a microchip as well.
Welcome to the family!